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Special track CFP: Organizational Hybridity and Fluidity

Just received good news from Italy. Together with Dr. .Jukka Huhtamäki we will be hosting a Special Track on “Organizational Hybridity and Fluidity: Possibilities and Challenges for Knowledge Management” at IFKAD. Hybridity and organizational fluidity are phenomena that are increasingly challenging management. These phenomena blur the previously clear boundaries separating professions and organizational entities, and […]

Climate change calls for pessimism?

The future appears bleak, even though there are some positive news, such as a decrease in people living in absolute poverty, an increase in life expectancy, and better health care for more people. Yet, these are also reasons for concern. Wealthier people who live longer consume and travel more, thus burdening the environmental systems of… Read More »

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Why is dialogue on performance challenging?

Scholars have argued that public organizations use performance information mainly for advocacy and lack the ability to engage in goal-based learning (Moynihan, 2005) and that the instrumental use of performance information (i.e., a direct link between measurement and judgment) happens only rarely (e.g., Pollitt, 2006; Van Dooren and Van De Walle, 2008). When the direct […]

Taking security seriously

What is security? Years ago in 2005 I was invited by my British colleagues to contribute to The SAGE Dictionary of Criminology by writing an 1500 words entry “Security”. The entry and the definition in the beginning of it has obviously been good (enough) because it has been published also in the following editions (3rd… Read More »

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The new media and the Strasbourg Court

Gathering good practices and identifying new trends In the new media landscape, there is an unprecedented challenge to balance freedom of expression and the right to privacy. New legal problems surface due to the technological advancement. The right to be forgotten was not similar scale problem in the time of print media as it is… Read More »

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Knowledge management and hybrid governance

Just finalized and submitted a short abstract. What else would a researcher do on a beautiful Saturday morning? In my abstract, I discuss the implications of increasing hybridization on strategic knowledge management. The actual article will use illustrative case examples to pinpoint some of the critical knowledge management questions that arise from the collaboration of […]

Corporate Policies, State Institutions, and Activist Pressure: Uncovering Pathways to Remedy for Corporate Human Rights Abuses

As corporations continue to face mounting criticism from activists, local communities, and academics for the effects that their operations have had on human rights in various locales, scholarship in business and human rights (BHR) has gained significant traction. A growing consensus exists amongst practitioners and society at large that corporations have human rights obligations the… Read More »

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Discussing indicators in research funding: What role do altmetrics play?

At any rate, altmetrics, or alternative metrics, are gaining momentum in higher education (Holmberg, 2016). This post is based on my master’s thesis (Fraumann, 2017) that explores the usage of altmetrics with a focus on research funding. Altmetrics track down and count the mentions of scholarly outputs in social media, news sites, policy papers, and… Read More »

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Societal impact and finding the right audience for research

There has been an increasing emphasis on the importance of generating academic knowledge that achieves broader impact and creates social value. Both public and private funders are eager to support research that brings together academic and non-academic collaborators, engages the public, and generates research outcomes that are relevant in the real world. This trend is… Read More »

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Bordering, Controlling, Securing: The Quarter Decade of the Refugee “Crisis” and the CEAS Reform

Children washed ashore on the coasts of Turkey and elsewhere; refugees1 being detained in the hotspots on the Mediterranean islands, waiting either to be returned or their asylum applications to be processed; and thousands of migrants walking thousands of kilometers to reach Germany in the summer of 2015… Those are the costs of fleeing from… Read More »

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